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November 19, 2022

I have a cover! to view the entire cover, go to the link below.

Link: On February 7, 2023 my debut Young Adult novel, BLACK LICORICE (INKED IN GRAY PRESS) will be released into the world. Freddi Birdoni loses her first best […]
October 11, 2022

Mushrooms and Pear

I hope October has brought you more treats than tricks. I don’t have a bunch to say or report this month. I’m waist deep into a […]
September 20, 2022


Dear Subscribers, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to give back to society in the best ways I know how. Teaching children how to read […]
August 15, 2022

Dear Katerina Witt

Before I share some fun content from my project in progress, I’d like to announce. and I cannot even believe it….that my YOUNG ADULT novel called […]
July 22, 2022

Pre Game Shapes and Colors

Colorful pencils spread over white paper was my personal pre party in my dorm room throughout four years at Rider University. At the time I didn’t […]
July 9, 2022

Scratch and Sniff

The 1980s from the eyes of a child, was a storm of colors, trinkets, stickers, headbands, toy figurines, fringe, plastic bracelets, Garbage Pail Kids, and shimmery […]
June 22, 2022

Uncle Julio

The Texture of Voices Music is part of most people’s childhoods. I know that. I can’t say all but based on my forty-plus years on Earth, […]
May 4, 2022

Llll-ilacs and Micro Fiction

Send Me Your Thunder in 50 Words Is May bringing you flowers? Longer work hours? Soapy showers? Our lilacs are in bloom, and my lord, are […]
March 21, 2022

BlackBerry Winter

When I googled synonyms for “Spring, the season”, the phrase Blackberry Winter appeared, and now I officially will never be the same. I love it. This photo is one I took last […]
January 26, 2022


Winter 2022 Dear Subscribers,  I’d like to reinvent my newsletter and blog for 2022 as one less about me– since I’m in a “many saucepans on […]
December 5, 2021

December Drippings

December  Hello friends! I won’t weigh you down with heavy paragraphs and flowery text. I will keep it savory and punctuated this month.    What’s Simmering […]
October 1, 2021

Smelly Science

We have five senses…but it’s recently come to my attention that the novels I read (and write), smell truly pervades the setting. Think about your own favorite place. Now when you […]